Cowboy Beans is one of our favorite recipes for the 4th of July. My MIL always makes this recipe and we love this hearty side dish. The best part is that you can start them and then head out to enjoy the 4th of July parade and they are done when you return! We serve them as a side dish with potato salad and burgers. I hope you enjoy this easy crockpot side dish!
Be sure to rinse your beans well before adding them to help reduce the sodium. You could easily serve this as a main dish with sugar cornbread on the side!
- 2 lb. browned, ground chuck
- 1 can Great Northern beans
- 1 can pork and beans
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 green pepper, chopped (optional)
- Mix all ingredients, except barbecue sauce. Put mixture in crock pot.
- Put barbecue sauce on top of bean mixture. Don't stir!!
- Cook on low for 2 hours; then on high for 1 hour.
Easy-Freeze Slow Cooker Directions:
In a zip-loc bag add bbq sauce, uncooked ground chuck, beans, onion and green pepper. Freeze. When ready to cook thaw in the refrigerator overnight and place into the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours and then high for 1 hour.